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A Minimalist Comic Book That Stares Straight Into Piet Mondrian’s Soul

Frédérique Rusch transforms Mondrian’s two-dimensional primary-colored grid into a three-dimensional space, with a subtle Charles Burns reference thrown in for good measure.

It’s all wonderfully meta: The first page of this comic by Frédérique Rusch is a simple grid that you may or may not recognize from the cult comic classic Black Hole. It’s painted with a primary palette from Piet Mondrian. And then, well, this happens:

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“I was wondering if a comic strip frame is a bi- or tri-dimensional space,” Rusch tells Co.Design. “That’s why perspective is getting deeper and deeper, telling a minimal story.”

It’s utterly charming. Pick up a limited-edition print of your own for about $10. (Note: Only 100 have been printed, so they may go quickly.)

Buy it here.

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Mark Wilson is the Global Design Editor at Fast Company. He has written about design, technology, and culture for almost 15 years

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